Academy for Community Entrepreneurs (ACE) instills the foundations of successful entrepreneur development including strategic business planning, marketing, and resource management. ACE is a Central Community House initiative to help budding or existing entrepreneurs overcome the challenges to small business success. It is a collaborative endeavor, bringing together the best industry experts Columbus has to offer.

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Entrepreneurship courses will be taught by Deonna Barnett of Aventi Enterprises. Susan Colbert of the OSU Extension will teach money management modules. Creative industry networking and expertise will be offered by Central’s Jackie Calderone, Director of Transit Arts. Access to capital resources will be provided by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI). 

ACE Orientations*

All ACE orientations are being conducted online via Zoom. Sign up here for an upcoming orientation.

Upcoming ACE Orientation Dates

  • Tuesday, August 4th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Friday, August 14th | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday, September 9th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 13th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, November 10th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8th | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Class Offerings

  • Wednesday, August 19th: Business Model Design Q & A | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 22nd: Business Finance Workshop Pt. 1(OSU) | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 29th: Business Finance Workshop Pt. 12(OSU) | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, September 17th: Access to Capital | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 14th: Access to Capital  | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Business Planning Cohorts

Cohort 1 Online Meeting – Every Saturday for 6 Weeks

May 2, 2020 through June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am

Cohort 2– Every Tuesday for 6 weeks

Tuesday, September 1st through Tuesday, October 6th | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Recognition Ceremonies (Cohort 1 & 2)

Thursday, November 12th | 6:30 – 8:00 PM

For more information contact: info@cchouse.org or (614) 560-1705